Bridges to the
Bridges to the Future Program
Physical Sciences 517
Bridges to the Future Program Assistant
MORE Program Office,
Physical Sciences 510
(323) 343-2395 Fax (323) 343-6411
to the Future Community College Coordinators
|What is the Bridges
to the Future?
|The Bridges to the Future Program
is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health ( NIH)
to develop the pool of talented minority students who will eventually
become leaders in biomedical research. This grant specifically
targets community college students. This program is funded by
a grant from the National Institues of General Medical Sciences
( a division of the NIH) and is a collaboration among four schools:
East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles City College, Pasadena
City College, and California State University Los Angeles.
|Who is eligible
- Freshman or Sophomore community college students in good
academic standing who desire a career in the bionedical sciences
and are a member of an underrepresented group including African
Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, or Pacific Islanders.
- Students who have demonstrated an aptitude for high school
or college math and science courses.
- Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the
|What is involved
in being a participant?
The goal of the two year program is to prepare community college
science students for transfers to a four-year university where
they will successfully complete the bachelor's degree and be
prepared to enter advanced degreee programs in the biomedical
The biomedical sciences are broadly inclusive of those disciplines
necessary to understand human health and disease: Biology, Biochemistry,
Chemistry, Microbiology , Biophysics, Biomathematics, and others.
|How to Apply?
students will be required to submit an application form and required
to contact their Community College Coordinator. Online forms
are available at Bridges
to the Future Application.
| Twenty-five laboratories under the direction of the training faculty are available for the conduct of research. A list of these research principal investigators and a brief description of their research interests is given at Bridges Research
Training Faculty. These faculty members
are among the best teacher-scholars at the University.
|The MBRS-RISE Program, MARC-U*STAR, and both
Bridges to the Future Programs jointly host a weekly seminar
series each Friday afternoon of the academic year. The schedule
of seminars during the current term are presented online at the
Biomedical Sciences Seminars. Bridges to the Future Participants are welcomed